Solved

Error installing SQL Server 2008 R2 on Windows 7 32-bit: failed to find LandingPage.exe--continue?

Posted on 2013-05-28
4
681 Views
Last Modified: 2013-06-08
A coworker of mine got the attached error installing SQL Server 2008 R2 on Windows 7 32-bit:
Installation error for SQL Server 2008 R2: LandingPage.exe"An error occurred creating the configuration section handler for userSettings/Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.LandingPage.Properties.Settings: Could not load file or assembly 'System, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089' or one of its dependencies.  The system cannot find the file specified.  (C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Microsoft_Corporation\LandingPage.exe_StrongName_<many alphanumeric characters>\10.0.0.0\user.config"
with options of Continue and Quit.
Now, I have looked on Google and ExpertsExchange and have found several instances of this error; however, in all cases,  people are asking about how to fix the problem.  It seems to boil down to A) uninstalling/reinstalling SQL Server; B) reinstalling .NET 3.5 and/or 4.0 or C) having corrupt installation media.  The thing is, my coworker just continued.  Now, SQL Server and the applications using it seem to be working fine after just ignoring the error.

Does anyone know what happens if you just ignore the error?  Does SQL Server have subtle problems down the line because of it?  Or is the simple fact that SQL appears to be working normally sufficient evidence that the installation managed to work around the problem?

One more note: The system previously had SQL Server Developer Edition; my coworker uninstalled this and all other SQL Server items he could find in Programs and Features before installing SQL Server 2008 R2.

Thanks,
Midnight42
0
Comment
Question by:midnight42
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:SThaya
ID: 39201405
0
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:SThaya
ID: 39201409
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
midnight42 earned 0 total points
ID: 39216542
Thanks to all who posted, but the posts did not quite answer my question.  The threads involved show how to fix this problem while reinstalling SQL Server; for complicated reasons, a reinstall is unacceptable except as a last resort.  My question was, what are the consequences if we leave SQL Server installed after the error?  (The installation appeared to go normally after getting this error.)

In any case, another coworker found the answer to this question: The assembly involved can give trouble when installing on systems without U.S. English as the language; certain symbols (e.g. British pound symbols) may not display correctly.  This is unlikely to be a problem in our case, so we can simply leave SQL Server installed as is.

I am marking this question solved.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:midnight42
ID: 39231328
As stated above, I (or rather a coworker) found the answer.  My question: What are the consequences of ignoring this error and proceeding with the installation of SQL Server?  The answer: The assembly in question can cause errors displaying symbols that are not used in U.S. English, e.g. British pound symbols, etc.  This will not be an issue with this particular installation, so ignoring the error and finishing the installation was fine with us.
0

Featured Post

Microsoft Certification Exam 74-409

Veeam® is happy to provide the Microsoft community with a study guide prepared by MVP and MCT, Orin Thomas. This guide will take you through each of the exam objectives, helping you to prepare for and pass the examination.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

After restoring a Microsoft SQL Server database (.bak) from backup or attaching .mdf file, you may run into "Error '15023' User or role already exists in the current database" when you use the "User Mapping" SQL Management Studio functionality to al…
This article explains how to reset the password of the sa account on a Microsoft SQL Server.  The steps in this article work in SQL 2005, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2014 and 2016.
Email security requires an ever evolving service that stays up to date with counter-evolving threats. The Email Laundry perform Research and Development to ensure their email security service evolves faster than cyber criminals. We apply our Threat…
I've attached the XLSM Excel spreadsheet I used in the video and also text files containing the macros used below. https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/2017/03_w12/1151775/Permutations.txt https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/201…

809 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question